A reflection by Vassula
“My Eucharist is given less and less importance” (October 16, 2000)
To partake the Eucharistic gifts is to be incorporated into the Body of Christ, born of the Virgin, as well as into the Church which is also His Body. It is known that when one receives the Eucharist worthily and with faith, the Eucharist bestows divinity upon us. We believe that we partake of eternal life, if we do not eat unworthily and to our condemnation.
Christ in giving himself to us in Communion, gives us His own flesh and bones. This is indeed what He gives us to eat. Therefore, through communion He makes us one with Himself. Our Lord deifies us because we are embodied in Him: flesh of His flesh, and bone of His bones.
Communion is resurrection to eternal life. And the ones who have eternal life are those whom the Lord says He will raise again on the last day. Jesus, the son of God, clearly proclaims that the unity which we shall have with Him in Communion is like the union and the life which He shares with His Father. According to grace, when we eat His flesh and drink His blood, in the same way as He is united by nature to his Father, so are we united to Him and we live in Him.
The Lord had said. “I am the bread that comes down from heaven”. He did not say “has come down” for that would mean coming down only once. What does He say? He says, “that comes down” signifying that which always and unceasingly descends into those who are worthy of it, that which is offered every hour, even now.
You should see with the eye of the mind that this little host, so modest, is divinised from heaven, and that it is truly God, the bread and drink of immortal life. It is the Holy Spirit that transforms the bread into the Body of the Lord and the wine into the Blood of our Lord, therefore divinised entirely.
So the Lord gives Himself to us unsparingly, sanctifying us and preparing us for eternal life, enshrouding us with the radiance of immortality and making us fervent to adore Him. Christ is present in the Eucharistic gifts and in the partaking of them, in this two natures, divine and human. Therefore those who receive often communion are blessed because they are nourished with Christ each day. The invisible God becomes visible, the ungraspable God becomes graspable.
In the messages of TLIG this is what our Lord says about the Eucharist:
“to save all the humble of the earth who receive Me and to give them imperishable life I became bread to give Myself to you. Through this communion I sanctify all who receive me, deifying them to become the flesh of My flesh, the bone of my Bones. By partaking Me, I who am divine, you and I become one single body, spiritually united. We become kin, for I can turn you into gods by participation… Through My Divinity, I deify man” (October 16, 2000)
Our Lord Jesus asks us all to come and adore Him in the Blessed Sacrament. If you say: “I don’t have time” or, “Is it really necessary?” It is like you say to your best friend, “I do not have time to ever visit you and see you”. Your friend will be offended and will be even more offended if you say: “Is it really necessary that I visit you?” It will be so bad, that your friend will not only get hurt but will start to believe you are not any more interested to be together. This is the same with our Lord.
In Scriptures the first who adored Jesus, falling on their knees were the shepherds and in the three wise men. They came all the way from their countries to pay Christ homage.
In Gethsemane, when He was praying to the Father in agony, He needed company from His disciples, and asked them to keep awake and pray. But as you know, sleep took the better of them and Jesus complained to Peter telling him: “So you had not the strength to keep awake with me one hour?”
The world today, our Lord says, is living as if there is no God, and the apostasy has spread more than ever before, for the work is paying no attention to God’s law of precepts. The world refuses to give glory to God and instead glorifies itself, playing God. People give ore of their time on earthly indulgences than being with God and accepting His love. We are living in times where good is transformed into evil. We are living in times when the world has grown icy cold in the Love of God but gives itself entirely for godlessness, and materialism turning everything that is material into a god.
Jesus truly abides in the Tabernacle constantly. You say you love Jesus? Then prove your love by your visit at the time of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Show your love to Him by your presence, even if you say nothing and remain silent. Jesus appreciates everything; He appreciates your presence and in return He draws you into His Sacred Heart, into His sweet embrace to learn to love Him in an intimate way.
“Please Me and change your lives. Happy the man who meditates on what I am offering him today and studies his heart and examines his soul, for I shall raise him. Happy are those who come to Me like the publican admitting his guilt, for in these hearts My Word shall take root and prosper. I shall then unveil their eyes that they may see and understand with their heart that all that I need is Love. Love and Adoration…all I ask beloved ones is love in holiness. I am in search of your heart…. Love is waiting, come and adore Me…” (June 1, 1989 )